Vaccine policy and human rights

Vaccine policy and human rights

More than 30.5 million COVID snapshots have now been administered worldwide, giving hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is very close at hand.

The United States has vaccinated nearly 3% of its total population, while the United Kingdom is approaching a solid inoculation rate of 5%. In Israel, which has been hailed as a vaccine success story, nearly 23% of people have already received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

Yet as advanced economies plan for post-COVID recovery and a future, large numbers of refugees, as well as internally displaced, undocumented and stateless people around the world, remain inoculated and vulnerable to the coronavirus.

We look at three case studies where powerless populations are left behind.

Colombia turns its back on Venezuelan migrants. The terrible economic and political crises under Maduro’s rule in Venezuela plunged 65% of households into poverty and caused widespread shortages of food and medicine. Like a…

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